2008 © Catherine Yass
Catherine Yass speaks about the dream of walking in the air and about falling.
– See also Catherine Yass, HASENHERZ.
– See also Descent and High Wire.
I see Taumeln - or “dizziness” - as having five dimensions: firstly there is the deliberately cultivated technique of Taumeln, or meandering, that the Socratic school practiced at the agora in Athens. Walking in a straight line leads to rigid thinking and getting stuck in tracks or a rut of some kind.
You are not here.
Proceeding seems easier now.
And finally, after the bend I will have certainty.
Confronting the cinematic image is always associated with a certain loss of control. The avantgarde could not have made this relation more explicit. What makes our heads spin and what state of mind is vertigo?
An alternative city walk - unexpected situations expected!
Can dizziness be a resource? What remains after unsettledness and disorientation? And how can we see communities find their balance in uncertain situations? Particularly now, in times of ubiquitous invocations of global crisis, these questions of collective balancing and balancing collectives are more relevant than ever.